get a good strong socket, not a worn cheap thing with a good strong breaker bar
put it on the crank pulley resting breaker bar on floor (the crank pulley rotates clockwise so the bar to the front)
FLICK the ignition key WITHOUT STARTING THE ENGINE and the pulley bolt will be loose.
i use this method each and everytime i need to undo a crank pulley.
no not really, the thumbs up face not a smiley face was in the right place.i dont know for the sake of £40 i'd rather just get the tools and not bother risking breaking things worth more than £40, as for using locktite on a stretch bolt rather than replacing it well you must have put the smiley in the wrong place for that one...
If I remember correctly someone on one of the forums had a bolt snap & the pulley went rolling down the road. It was probably a bolt that had never been replaced & stretched several times. Loctite would not have helped in this case & probably caused a lot of grief getting the broken part out of the crankshaft.you would be amazed how many people would just re-fit bolts not knowing if there stretch bolts or not... so a bit of locktight goes a long way, regardless if it is stretch or not.